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Taylor Schappert

Taylor Schappert

Associate, Litigation

Contact Information

tel: 403.260.7039



Bar Admission

Alberta, 2014

  • University of Saskatchewan, J.D. (Distinction)
  • University of Alberta, B.A. (Distinction)
  • University of Alberta, Certificate in Globalization & Governance (Distinction)

Taylor practices commercial litigation including complex contractual disputes, energy and resource industry disputes, products liability and other tort claims, and employment matters. Taylor also advises multinational and domestic businesses on international trade policy, international trade strategies, and market-access concerns, including export and import controls and trade remedies, such as anti-dumping, countervailing and safeguard measures.

Taylor completed her J.D. at the University of Saskatchewan (with Distinction). During law school, Taylor competed for the University of Saskatchewan at both the Canadian and international rounds of the Phillip C. Jessup Moot Competition. Prior to attending law school, Taylor obtainer her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Alberta with a specialization in globalization and governance.

    • Shawcor Ltd. in defence of a claim involving the failure of a bitumen pipeline.
    • Acted for a Canadian pipeline company opposing the introduction of anti-dumping duties for large diameter line pipe before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal.
    • Acting for numerous energy companies in the defence of complex contractual disputes related to seismic data.
    • Acting for owners in construction disputes with condominium developers, contractors, and/or subcontractors concerning residential real estate matters.
    • Employment litigation for various multi-national corporations involving corporate reorganization and restructuring.

  • Pro Bono Law Alberta, Civil Claims Duty Counsel, Volunteer*
  • Junior League of Calgary, Project Chair and Impact Committee Volunteer (2013/2014)
  • Law Students’ Association, Canadian Bar Representative (2012/2013)
  • Pro Bono Students Saskatchewan, (2010/2011) (2012/2013)

  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Calgary Bar Association
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Young Women in Energy
  • American Bar Association

  • Defining industry-specific contractual terms: Supreme Court of Canada revisits principles of contractual interpretation, Osler Update, February 16, 2017, (co-authored with Melanie Gaston and Matthew Huys).
  • “Alberta’s Climate Change Leadership Plan” in American Bar Association’s Section of International Law, The Year in Review (SMU Dedman School of Law, 2015) 590-593.
  • British Columbia’s Supreme Court Considers the Duty to Consult in the Context of an Environmental Review Process, Osler Update, April 21, 2014, (co-authored with Thomas Gelbman and Thomas Isaac).
  • Alberta Court Grants Six-Month Injunction Against Lubicon Blockade, Osler Update, January 20, 2014, (co-authored with Jeremy Barretto and Thomas Isaac).